A couple weeks ago, I had a Pampered Chef party. It was a lot of fun - I'm such a sucker for those sorts of things! I've had Partylite candle parties, Stampin' Up parties, Tupperware parties... I was even a Tupperware lady for a while. There's just something fun about group shopping like that.
Maybe it's the fact that I'm not alone in my shopping in that sort of setting. There's less guilt about buying stuff when everyone else around you is doing it, too. Peer pressure, I suppose, can affect a thirty-something just as much as it can affect a teenager.
Of course, the yummy food and wine at Pampered Chef parties help!
I'm pretty happy with what I got, though. I am now the proud owner of an actual double-boiler, not just a mixing bowl that doesn't quite fit over my pot! I also now have an actual spice rack, rather than just a Tupperware box that sits on the shelf. (But don't worry, I have a use for that Tupperware!)
Can you tell that shopping is a weakness for me? Funny enough, I don't write many characters who have that weakness, and I don't really like reading about characters like that. Hmm... if I were a psychologist, I'd probably have lots to say about that...